Clean eir: SSE Airtricity to supply telecom with green energy

SSE Airtricity, Ireland’s largest supplier of 100% renewable electricity, has signed a three-year contract with eir to supply green electricity to over 8,000-meter points, including eir’s Citywest HQ.

eir, the country’s largest telecommunications provider, and SSE Airtricity have agreed on a flexible risk-managed supply deal that will run until December 2021 and is worth €22m per year.

The agreement will also see the two companies work together to research energy efficiency projects which will help eir on its sustainability journey to a low carbon future.

Pictured at the announcement are Klair Neenan, Managing Director, SSE Airtricity and Carolan Lennon, CEO, eir.

Klair Neenan Managing Director at SSE Airtricity said: “As Ireland’s largest provider of 100% renewable energy, SSE Airtricity knows the importance of partnering with customers who share our commitment towards providing the right kind of energy now and for generations to come. We’re proud that eir has chosen SSE Airtricity to provide green energy to their sites and we look forward to working on some innovative energy solutions that will further reduce eir’s carbon footprint.”

eir CEO Carolan Lennon said: “Today’s announcement is an important milestone on eir’s journey to create a more sustainable business. Alongside this important contract, we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint through significant investment in the upgrade of our fleet, providing more routes to help our customers recycle their end of life equipment and by using the latest technology to reduce the requirements for our employees to travel for work. We are delighted to work with SSE Airtricity to help ensure a greener Ireland for future generations.”

As well as providing 100% green energy to Irish businesses, SSE Airtricity is partnering with companies to improve their energy efficiency and sustainability measures, helping them to reduce their carbon footprint and energy bills at the same time.

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